Reading Blue Coat School – Head of Rowing and Boathouse Manager

Reading Blue Coat School seeks an individual with experience of coaching or rowing in high performance crews to lead our rowing programme and boat club.

In this role, you will manage all rowing staff, write and implement a training programme for the senior squad, supervise adaptation of this for younger year groups, organise and lead training camps across the year, manage the boathouse and be responsible for safety and administration of the Boat Club and boathouse.

The ideal candidate will have experience of coaching or rowing in high performance crews, be in a position to increase the standard of rowing at RBCS with the aim of competing in Championship eights and giving the best athletes the opportunity to go for GB selection.

Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: or contact the HR department, Tel: 0118 933 5813 or email: [email protected]

Closing date: 09:00 on Monday, 9 October 2023

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by application form (which can be found on our website) and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

Registered charity number 1087839. No agencies, please.

Salary: £40-45,000 per annum

Type: This is a full-time role working 45 hours per week, with hours usually worked 09:30-18:00 Monday to Friday and 07:30-12:30 on Saturdays during term-time (option for a weekday morning off if mutually agreeable), with greater flexibility on how hours are worked during School holidays.

Application Dates: From Wednesday 27th September 2023 to Monday 9th October 2023

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